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Not My Daughter
Not My Daughter
Author: Barbara Delinsky
When Susan Tate's 17-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy both for Lily and herself. — Then comes word of two more pregnancies among high school seniors who happen to be Lily's best friends - and th...  more
ISBN-13: 9780385524988
ISBN-10: 0385524986
Publication Date: 1/5/2010
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 119 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I was drawn to this book by the subject matter and morale dilemma of a high school principal having a teen-aged daughter who gets pregnant - on purpose no less! I would consider this a "good" book, but there was not enough happening in it to be really riveting. It kind of dragged for me in the middle when it kept going around and around who was supportive, who was pointing fingers, etc. It was very interesting to see how far stretching of an effect the teenage pregnancies had and what long-term outcomes came of the girl's irrational behavior. In the end, it wrapped up nicely and I had tears in my eyes. I would recommend this book - I'm just not raving about it.
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Yuck, snore, yawn, blah. For some reason I was under the impression this was supposed to be a true story, but then I realized the author must've gotten the idea from a true story when I started reading it. I got through about 100 pages and couldn't force myself to continue. It is SO boring, so unrealistic, unbelievable, and just drags on & on. Not recommended.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Since I have a teenage daughter, this book was a very relevant read and reminded me to keep tabs and keep communication open between us.

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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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First let me say i do not have a teenaged daughter, but i now have grown sons. So i can somewhat put myself in this mothers place. I have one word for my feelings about this novel's plot..."Horrified". I felt for this mother. I know that i am "old school" in alot of things, but this line of reasoning is just plain, for lack of a better word, "stupid". Getting pregnant as a pact? Is anyone really this heartless to bring a child into the world, at any age without thinking about how it will be fed, loved and taken care of until adulthood? Would a teen so young make the decision of jumping off a high bridge everyday for the next 18 years and taking their chances for survival, come as easily? I wonder about what goes thru their minds. I know this novel is fiction but it is based on events that have happened. I found it riveting in how Ms Delinsky brought forth this matter. I enjoyed the read. There is so many subjects that make this world go round, many are shocking, but all have to be dealt with. This book also held love, caring and lots of good writing.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I first heard about this story on Lifetime. What an interesting premise. Three teenaged girls have a pregnancy pact which stretches the ties of mother - daughter relationships and brings about love and forgiveness.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Excellent light reading dealing with failed expectations--what to do when a brillant teen and her friends PLAN on having babies their senior year--and go through with it? I appreciated how the author takes us into the parents and daughter's thoughts, and brings out the richness of each heart.